Upvoted: MSN Publishes “News” Without Checking the Source, Story Originates From Self-Admitting Fake News Site via /r/KotakuInAction

MSN recently published this tidbit of entertainment news claiming Ed Sheeran was collaborating with an industrial music musician, Andy Laplegua, after Laplegua jokingly posted a screenshot on Instagram of a fake news story from a site called Riveting News that made the entire story up.

Journalism Ethics +2

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Upvoted: Supporting North Korea. Insinuating that the Mises Institute is Nazi-affiliated. Attacking Tom Woods. What in the hell is the deal with Sarwark and the LP lately? via /r/Libertarian

If you haven't been keeping up with it, the official LP twitter page tweeted out some utterly braindead post holding up North fucking Korea as an example of libertarian policy…'cause, y'know, 420lmao, right? Michael Malice gave them shit for it and a bunch of others piled on, leading to the page deleting the post. Oh, and to make it better, the LP didn't even read the Business Insider article which was the supposed support for its idiotic claim. If they had, they would've found that marijuana is actually illegal in North Korea. Whoops.

Then, Nicholas Sarwark, the chairman of the Libertarian Party, comes out and calls the Mises Institute the "preferred choice of actual Nazis," essentially accusing it of being a Nazi-aligned organization. Because obviously, the place named after a Jew and which frequently combats both the nationalist and socialist narratives, is aligned with anti-Semitic national socialism. Makes sense to me.

Sarwark also went after Tom Woods in a reply to Woods's tweet linking to a speech he made about Murray Rothbard's life and economics. The only problem? Sarwark's tweet showed that he hadn't actually watched or listened to the speech, because it attacked something that wasn't even mentioned.

So, basically, the Libertarian Party is not only a joke due to it's utter lack of relevancy; now, it is also being apparently flown into the ground by a guy who, seemingly from nowhere, has become hostile to libertarians. What's Sarwark's issue? Is it time to oust him? Should we try and find someone who can better champion our values and ideas to lead the movement? Is there anyone from the party that would care to make a comment on this, and explain why I should keep sending the LP money when it just shits on decent libertarians and tweets out utterly braindead articles supporting the DPRK?

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